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BIRMINGHAM (Apr. 11, 2013) – The 20th annual Tony Bice Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted by the Alabama Fire Sprinkler Association, will be held on Monday, May 6 at the Pine Tree Country Club (5100 Pine Whispers Dr, Irondale). Last year's tournament raised more than $45,000, and over its history, the tournament has donated more than $1.1 million to burn centers in Alabama.
The golf tournament is open to the public and will benefit several burn centers around the state including the Children’s of Alabama Burn Center, the UAB Burn Center and the University of South Alabama Regional Burn Center.

Event packages for golfers are $200 each and include green and cart fees, lunch, dinner, a tournament golf shirt, a goody bag and five mulligans.  Plus, there is a dinner and auction package for non-golfers which includes dinner, auction attendance and the awards ceremony with the golfers.  There will be two shotgun starts -- 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

More information about tournament registration or sponsorship is available by calling 205/587-7246 or by email at

Tony Bice was dedicated to protecting people and buildings from fires until his death in 1993. For nearly 20 years, he worked for Guntersville Fabrication, a leading producer of automatic fire sprinkler systems. Because of his commitment to helping people combined with his love for golf, the tournament was established in his honor in 1994.  This year’s tournament is dedicated to the memory of Tony Bice’s mother, Mrs. Billie Jean Bice.

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. For the past three years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Last year, patients made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional outpatient services provided at Children’s South and Children’s on 3rd. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Children’s recently moved much of its inpatient services into a new building named The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children. More information is available at